A ‘mild’ stroke deprives Jane Birkin of Deauville


British actress and singer Jane Birkin has canceled her participation in the American Film Festival in Deauville after recovering from a minor stroke, her family revealed.

The 74-year-old artist, partner and former muse of French singer Serge Gainsbourg “had a minor stroke a few days ago,” the family said in a statement.

The statement indicated that Birkin is in good shape.

The artist was expected to participate in a panel discussion at the Deauville Festival on the documentary “Jane” centered on her career, prepared by her daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg, which was presented in Cannes in July.

Jane Birkin, born in London on December 14, 1946, is one of the most famous British artists in France and her name remains associated with Gansburg and his songs in the 1960s and 1970s.

“When I see the French listening to these 40-year-old songs, I realize that they are part of their history, but also part of my own story,” the artist wrote in her 2018 memoir, “Monkey Dairies.”

She revealed in her memoirs that she had long suffered from leukemia, which she was diagnosed with in the late 1990s.

Birkin appeared in good health during her recent looks, including during the Cannes Festival in July or the Francovoli music festival in La Rochelle (southwest of France) in the same month.


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